Tai Ji Men: Taiwan’s Problems with the “Two Covenants” Discussed at the U.N. Human Rights Council

The Tai Ji Men case proves that Taiwan has not implemented yet the human rights covenants it introduced into its domestic law, a written statement says. by Massimo Introvigne Coordination des Associations et des Particuliers pour la Liberté de Conscience (Coordination of Associations and Individuals for Freedom of Conscience), an ECOSOC-accredited NGO, filed at the … Read more

The Meanings of “Environment” and the Tai Ji Men Case

On the eve of United Nations World Environment Day, an international webinar focused on how a “good environment” also requires non-corrupt institutions. by Daniela Bovolenta On June 4, 2022, on the eve of the 2022 United Nations World Environment Day, CESNUR, the Center for Studies on New Religions, and Human Rights Without Frontiers organized one … Read more

Conscience, Disasters, and Tai Ji Men

The modern study of disasters confirms that even in natural catastrophes the corrupted bureaucrats’ lack of conscience play a destructive role. by Stefania Cerruti* *A paper presented at the webinar “A Good Environment for Tai Ji Men,” co-organized by CESNUR and Human Rights Without Frontiers on June 5, 2022, World Environment Day. I am the … Read more

“Integral Ecology” and the Tai Ji Men Case

“Environment,” as Pope Francis explained in “Laudato Si’,” also includes social institutions, whose technocratic corruption may damage the whole “ecosystem.” by Massimo Introvigne* *A paper presented at the webinar “A Good Environment for Tai Ji Men,” co-organized by CESNUR and Human Rights Without Frontiers on June 5, 2022, World Environment Day. On May 24, 2015, … Read more

An International Review of the Implementation of the Two Covenants in Taiwan: A Missed Opportunity?

In 2009, Taiwan incorporated the two human rights Covenants into its domestic law. On May 9–13 an international commission assessed their implementation—but some aspects were missing. by Massimo Introvigne The International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) and the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR) became international law in 1976, and … Read more